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Around Town: Things to Do

Attention Seniors: Chen Spring Wellness Walk

Change up your walking routine with Tamarac Mayor Michelle Gomez and the Chen Senior Medical Center at the Chen Spring Wellness Walk! Enjoy walking through beautiful Hampton Pines Park.

When: May 22, 9:00 am

Where: 7800 Hampton Boulevard, North Lauderdale, FL 33068

Cost: Free

For more information or to RSVP: 561-254-7577

Reminder: People and Pups Dog Adoption is this Saturday, May 22!

Head out to the park to see all the lovable dogs available for adoption.

  • When: May 22, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Where: Gary B Jones Park for People and Pups, 8101 Southgate Blvd, Tamarac, FL 33321
  • More information: Call 954-597-3620 or click here

Reminder: Bike with Mike is this Saturday, May 22

District 2 Commissioner Mike Gelin will host his first Bike with Mike event!! Come out to this family-friendly, five-mile ride through the City. BSO Tamarac District will be in attendance for safety, and music trucks will create a fun atmosphere.

  • When: May 22; check in/Registration starts at 10:30 am and community ride starts at 11:00 am.
  • Where: The ride starts at Tamarac City Hall, 7525 NW 88th Ave., Tamarac, FL 33321. The route will take participants through scenic Tamarac neighborhoods and some of Tamarac’s popular parks.
  • Cost: Free
  • More details:
    • Children ages 8 and up and adults can participate. Children must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.
    • Advance registration and event waivers are required; the registration deadline is Thursday, May 20th.
    • Bike with Mike will be emceed by radio personality Papa Keith, representing the nonprofit, Papa Keith 4 People Matter.
    • Ten-time national cycling champion Rahsaan Bahati will also be in attendance
    • Food trucks and other vendors will be selling a variety of tasty treats including cupcakes, fresh smoothies, and snacks before and after the ride.
    • Safety Requirements: Bicycle helmets and masks required.
    • The Bike with Mike community ride follows several early-morning competitive rides hosted by Level Up Cycling. Visit LevelUpCyclingMovement.com for information on the competitive rides.
  • More information: Call (954) 913-0299 or email Gelin@Tamarac.org.

Save the Date: City of Tamarac Memorial Day Ceremony on May 31

Join friends and neighbors to pay tribute to those who gave their lives to protect our freedom. This year’s ceremony will include a Presentation of Colors by the Tamarac Fire Rescue Honor Guard, the national anthem sung by Chantal Deshaies, and a keynote speech by Lieutenant Commander Benjamin S. Sorensen, who is currently a Department Head for a Navy Reserve unit at U.S. Southern Command. Face masks and social distancing required. The city thanks HUMANA for sponsoring this event.

If you can’t attend in person, you’ll be able to watch live at Tamarac.org/TV and on the City’s Facebook page.

  • When: May 31, 10:30 am
  • Where: Veterans’ Memorial Park, 7825 Southgate Boulevard, Tamarac, FL 33068

Looking Ahead: Family Fun Day in Celebration of Caribbean Heritage Month

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 5 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month.

Did you know? In 2005, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted this commemoration to “recognize the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States. The resolution passed the Senate in Feb. 2006 and President George H.W. Bush issued the proclamation in June 2006. Since the declaration, the White House has issued an annual proclamation recognizing June as Caribbean-American Heritage Month.”

On June 5, the City of Tamarac’s Parks and Recreation hosts a Family Fun Day in honor of Caribbean Heritage Month. Come out and enjoy:

  • The park’s splash pad
  • Event activities
  • Live music from the T-Wave Band
  • A steel drum performance

More information: Call 954-597-3620 or visit www.tamarac.org/specialevents

Vote for Your Favorite Restaurant During the Tasty Tamarac People’s Choice Competition

Support your favorite Tamarac restaurants now through May 31st!

The full list of restaurants is available at www.FlavorsOfTamarac.com.

You can cast your vote by visiting www.FlavorsOfTamarac.com or by dropping your ballet in the marked boxes in each restaurant.

Reminder: City Provides Residents Free Rides to the Tamarac Farmers’ Market

  • When: On the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. The shuttle service will pick up residents from their homes prior to 10:00 am; the return shuttle will leave the park at 12:00 pm.
  • Where: The Farmers Market is held at Veterans Memorial Park
  • More information: Please call 954-597-3649.
  • More details: This free service is available for Tamarac Residents only

May Food Distribution in Tamarac

  • When: Wednesday, May 26, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Where: Christian Life Center, 2699 W. Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, FL 33309

City of Tamarac Food Pantry Open to Qualified Residents

The City’s Food Pantry is open to qualified residents the 1st and 2nd Thursday of every month while supplies last!

Residents can visit once a month to receive a supply of non-perishable food, such as canned vegetables, beans, fruits, meats, pasta, nut butters, jams, baby food and formula.

With COVID-19 safety in mind, the Pantry operates by appointment only on the first and second Thursday of each month. Only one member of a registered household may be served during their scheduled 30-minute session. Masks are required for the duration of each visit.

  • When: By appointment only on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, while supplies last
  • Where: Call 954-597-3626 to schedule an appointment
  • Requirements:
    • Must be a Tamarac resident
    • Must be experiencing a financial hardship
    • Must be within these income guidelines*:

Photo credit: City of Tamarac Parks and Recreation

*Per City of Tamarac

Additional Upcoming Food Distribution Events

Tamarac Community Farmers Market 

  • When: Every Sunday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Where: Veteran’s Memorial Park, 7825 Southgate Blvd., Tamarac, Florida
  • Cost: Free
  • More Information: Click here for more information.
  • More Details: The farmer’s market is a great place to shop for fresh produce, tea, honey, sauces, baked goods, hummus, pickles, and other artisanal goodies. At the market, you’ll be able to meet the producers and even sample their locally prepared, all-natural products.

Did You Know?

Sponsor a special event!

Sponsoring a special event is a great marketing approach to reach your desired audience. By partnering with the City of Tamarac, we will provide you with an avenue to promote your business and assist in increasing visibility in the community. Contact the Tamarac Parks and Recreation Department at 954-597-3624 for more information.

Concert in the Park Band Inquiries

To submit your band’s information for upcoming Concert in the Park events, please email the City and include your band’s name, music genre, and links to your website, YouTube channel, etc. Submission does not guarantee a spot in the concert line-up.

Food Truck and Food Vendor Inquiries

Submit your information by email to be put on the City’s food vendor list.

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